Everyone’s talking about anti-aging these days. Thats why the market for products and services that promise to help us “stay young” and “feel younger” is enormous.
There’s a wide range of options, from anti-aging skin care products and dietary supplements to more radical approaches like cosmetic surgery.
With all of these options, the goal is to enhance our physical appearance and help us create a fresher, more radiant impression. In the meantime, the market for anti-aging products is booming. The industry is worth billions of dollars. Profits only continue to rise.
- I have nothing against high-tech skin creams that actually demonstrate results in nanotechnology experiments.
- I also have nothing against fancy treatments at cosmetic salons, which can have a positive side effect we shouldn’t underestimate: wellness. We can think of these treatments as the equivalent of lying on a comfy couch and getting a healthy dose of physical attention, as well as social contact.
- Even cosmetic surgery has its raison d’être! (Though it’s a questionable choice for very young people.)
But can all this options really help create the anti-aging effects we’re hoping for?
My opinion on this is a clear- NO!
In the end, if you want to look and feel younger, you should make efforts to create a healthy lifestyle. Ultimately, your lifestyle choices are the deciding factor in how “young” you really are — and they’re reflected in your physical appearance. (For more on this topic, check out my post: BioAge: How you can lower your Biological Age
If you stick to these rules, you’ll get a firmer, healthier body. How? By building your muscles. Working the muscles is the best way to tighten the skin, since the muscles help improve blood flow to the skin’s surface, making it look both rosier and fresher.
Eating a healthy diet and getting enough sleep (See my post: This is how you sleep well!) are other essential ingredients in a youthful appearance. This is you see from 10 feet away, just by the way someone walk.
In the end, if you practice a healthy lifestyle and still think something is missing from your anti-aging routine, you’re welcome to spend money on expensive skin creams, visit a beauty institute, or consult one of the many plastic surgeons offering their services.
5 Replies to “What really is anti-aging?”
A majority of the market and products are geared towards “looking” young and not on “being” young. Real longevity and life extension products are rising in market share (as seen with Omega oils, anti-oxidants, core nutraceutical usages, regiments and protocols for reversing aging and damage caused by various factors, etc.). It seems in Germany it is surprisngly behind in many of these areas. The focus on good food is there to a degree but the nutraceutical part is far behind. I see that the shift is happening and although there is a large focus on the looks part still (that is more psychological based), the real root is being addressed more and more.
thank you so much for your comment and your critic points! You find in my article “Do we need nutritional supplements?” some answers of them.
But how you look is the expression of your biological age and your health performance. You’r right! We need more useful information and more application of nutraceuticals. The biohacking movement shows us the efficiency of them!
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